10 Unexpected Times You Should NOT Use Hand Sanitizer
#9: Someone coughs next to you
If you’re in a public place and a stranger coughs or sneezes right next to you, you might instinctively take out your hand sanitizer as a defense.
Unfortunately, though, it might not help that much in this case. Why? Well, first of all, you haven’t touched anything and that person didn’t cough or sneeze in your hand.
When somebody talks, sneezes or coughs nearby, they eliminate tiny droplets that travel through the air; as you may know, that’s the very reason why we’ve been wearing face masks for over a year.
Unless you and the sneezer are both wearing masks correctly so they cover the mouth and nose and be made of truly protective materials, some of these air droplets can still get to you.